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55 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit … View more
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit www.covid19.govt.nz....

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56 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

We all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s … View moreWe all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s payback time!

Give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes (T&C’s apply).

Every nominated business receives a free 3-month premium listing on Neighbourly. The 11 Regional finalists get a $100 Prezzy® gift card for the business (and one for the nominator too) and a 12-month Premium Business listing on Neighbourly (valued at $399). The National winner receives $2,500 cash prize from Prospa, a $5,000 Stuff advertising package and a $2,500 Neighbourly package.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Learn more

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57 days ago

Does the rest of NZ really dislike Auckland and Aucklanders?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether Auckland and Aucklanders really are disliked by Kiwis in other parts of the country. If you're an Aucklander, have you ever been made to feel bad about this on your… View more
Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether Auckland and Aucklanders really are disliked by Kiwis in other parts of the country. If you're an Aucklander, have you ever been made to feel bad about this on your travels? If you're from elsewhere, what are your thoughts on Auckland and Aucklanders? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Cheers.

57 days ago

Pioneering a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We … View more
There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We want to help them do it. That’s why we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Find out more

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59 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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58 days ago

Toyota Corolla XE Saloon 1998

Michelle from Kerikeri District

Extremely reliable, economical car, great as a run about or to teach your learner driver. WOF'd till May 2021. Registered till June 2021. Automatic. Has been regularly serviced and looked after. All maintenance up to date. Paperwork available. Phone or text 027 767 1284. $1700 ONO.

Price: $1,700

58 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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61 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
59 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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63 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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65 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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65 days ago

Book

Ross from Kerikeri District

CANNIBALS, CROCODILES AND CASSOWARIES

A New Zealand Forest Ranger in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea

It is 1967 in Papua New Guinea.

Despite never having left New Zealand before, Ross takes to living and working in the jungle like he was born there, right down to learning Pidgin and eating bush… View more
CANNIBALS, CROCODILES AND CASSOWARIES

A New Zealand Forest Ranger in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea

It is 1967 in Papua New Guinea.

Despite never having left New Zealand before, Ross takes to living and working in the jungle like he was born there, right down to learning Pidgin and eating bush meat from some particularly suspicious sources.

From hair-raising experiments with stump-blasting to being caught in the arrow-fire of a tribal battle, Ross’s life is never dull. He has a tug-of-war with a reef shark over his dinner catch, witnesses (and photographs) a young men’s initiation ritual that few non-natives have ever seen, visits cannibals and head-hunters in their isolated villages, gets caught in storms at sea in an open boat, climbs to ancient rock-paintings and burial caves, experiences the mysterious power of native superstition, races against time to get death adder victims to hospital, witnesses more post-mortems than he cares to remember, gets arrested in PNG’s Eastern Highlands for photographing a chain gang at work (and talks his way free with photos intact), goes crocodile hunting with a barking dog for bait, seeks out the isolated tribe that suffers from the “laughing death” (kuru), encounters fascinating customs among isolated tribes, and collects the artefacts that formed the backbone of the National Museum of New Zealand’s PNG collection at that time.

When he encounters jungle bridges that have lost their decks, he drives his Holden across the stringers! When asked by the NZ National Museum’s Curator of Pacific Ethnology to procure or photograph a rare fertility figure that no-one in PNG is even prepared to talk about, Ross makes a secretive deal with a witchdoctor that results in him smuggling one out of a remote village wrapped in his spare shirt.

Price includes NZ postage

Price: $29.95

65 days ago

Latest book

Ross from Kerikeri District

An Accidental Bushman
The Making of a Forest Ranger

More great yarns from the author of Cannibals, Crocodiles and Cassowaries

Growing up in small town Taranaki, Ross wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He just knew that he enjoyed hunting, hiking, trapping, fishing, and exploring … View more
An Accidental Bushman
The Making of a Forest Ranger

More great yarns from the author of Cannibals, Crocodiles and Cassowaries

Growing up in small town Taranaki, Ross wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He just knew that he enjoyed hunting, hiking, trapping, fishing, and exploring the wilds of New Zealand. The outdoors was Ross’ element.

During his first year out of secondary school, a chance newspaper advertisement launched Ross upon a career that would take him through many adventures over four decades, through 42 countries, and innumerable close shaves.

In An Accidental Bushman (the prequel to Cannibals, Crocodiles and Cassowaries, published in 2019), Ross tells about how it all came to be—and about some of the incorrigible larrikins, precarious predicaments, and hair-raising exploits that shaped his training and early career as a Forest Ranger in New Zealand.

Ross has a way of telling a story that draws you into the moment and sweeps you along with the action. There are plenty of laughs (some at Ross’s expense) and enough scrapes and shenanigans to make you wonder how Ross ever survived to write the book!

An Accidental Bushman sometimes reads like a hilarious instruction book of what not to do, with many of Ross’s ill-fated adventures stemming from what simply seems like a good idea at the time—like his disastrous introduction to boating with no experience, no safety gear, and ultimately no working engine! Ross makes a habit of crashing vehicles, manufactures cyanide possum bait (and lives to tell the tale), gets seriously lost in the bush, spends a night in a haunted hut, gets marooned on an island amidst swirling floodwaters, contracts hypothermia, and survives some memorable culinary disasters. It’s clear that without his uncanny knack of always falling on his feet, Ross wouldn’t be with us to tell these stories today.

Ross also shares yarns of the colourful bunch of larrikins with whom he trained, worked, and socialised, regaling us with tales of interrupted trysts, foul revenge, forest fires, thieving wildlife, crippling hangovers, poaching, parties, and motorised mayhem.

The book includes some 60 photographs from Ross’s vast collection which richly illustrate his writing.

Settle in for another book of rip-roaring adventures that’s as hard to put down as the last one!

Price includes NZ postage.

Price: $29.95

72 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
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66 days ago

Sculpture

Haley from Kerikeri District

Female Figurine
This is an absolute eye catcher, in bold high gloss red. This lovely lady measures 345 x 600 x 510 and 6.5 kilos
If it's a statement piece you're after, this is it!
Delivery can be arranged to Kerikeri and surrounds by arrangement.
Still in the box, half the purchase … View more
Female Figurine
This is an absolute eye catcher, in bold high gloss red. This lovely lady measures 345 x 600 x 510 and 6.5 kilos
If it's a statement piece you're after, this is it!
Delivery can be arranged to Kerikeri and surrounds by arrangement.
Still in the box, half the purchase price.
Please "text", coverage is not always available and this will ensure I receive your message.

Price: $180

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